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Haunted by empire : geographies of intimacy in North American history

Author: Ann Laura Stoler; Duke University Press.
Publisher: Durham, NC ; London : Duke University Press, 2006.
Series: American Encounters/Global Interactions.
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Brings postcolonial critiques to bear on North American history and draws on that history to question the analytic conventions of postcolonial studies. This collection examines the critical role of  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Laura Stoler; Duke University Press.
ISBN: 0822337371 9780822337379 082233724X 9780822337249
OCLC Number: 1010868845
Description: XVII, [3], 544, [1] s. : il. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface ixAcknowledgments xv1. Intimidations of Empire: Predicaments of the Tactile and Unseen / Ann Laura Stoler 12. Tense and Tender Ties: The Politics of Comparison in North American History and (Post) Colonial Studies / Ann Laura Stoler 23Convergence and Comparison 3. Samoa's Half-Castes and Some Frontiers of Comparison / Damon Salesa 714. States of Hygiene: Race "Improvement" and Biomedical Citizenship in Australia and the Colonial Philippines / Warwick Anderson 945. Adjudicating Intimacies on U.S. Frontiers / Nayan Shah 1166. Proper Caresses and Prudent Distance: A How-To Manual from Colonial Louisiana / Shannon Lee Dawdy 1407. "His Kingdon for a Kiss": Indians and Intimacy in the Narrative of John Marrant / Tiya Miles 163Proximities of Power 8. The Intimacies of Four Continents / Lisa Lowe 1919. Body Work in the Antebellum United States / Kathleen Brown 21310. Fractions and Fictions in the United States Census of 1890 / Martha Hodes 24011. The Fair Ensemble: Kate Chopin in St. Louis in 1904 / Laura Wexler 27112. "The Perfect Mistress of Russian Economy": Sighting the Intimate on a Colonial Alaskan Terrain, 1784-1821 / Gwenn A. Miller 297Circuits of Knowledge Production 13. An Empire of Tests: Psychometrics and the Paradoxes of Nationalism in the Americas / Alexandra Minna Stern 32514. Making "American" Families: Transnational Adoption and U.S. Latin American Policy / Laura Briggs 34415. The Darkness That Enters the Home: The Politics of Prostitution during the Pilippine-American War / Paul A. Kramer 36616. Ordering Others: U.S. Financial Advisers in the Early Twentieth Century / Emily S. Rosenberg 405Refractions 17. Internal Colonialism and Gender / Linda Gordon 42718. Commentary / Catherine Hall 45219. Afterword / Nancy F. Cott 469Bibliography 473Contributors 531Index 535
Series Title: American Encounters/Global Interactions.
Responsibility: ed. by Ann Laura Stoler.


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